Sērs on Latvian Wikipedia

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From Proto-Indo-European *ser- ‎(to flow, run), based either on sulfur's sharp taste, or on a development like “liquid” > “substance that flows easily” > “sulfur”. Cognates include Russian се́ра ‎(séra), Latin serum ‎(whey). Some specialists believe, however, that sērs is a 13th-century borrowing from Old East Slavic (сѣp ‎(ser), сѣpa ‎(sera)). At any rate, even if the word is not borrowed, its shape may have been influenced by Old East Slavic or Russian.[1]


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sērs m (1st declension)

  1. sulfur (nonmentallic chemical element with atomic number 16)
    aktīvais sērs — active sulfur
    organiskais sērs — organic sulfur
    sēra trioksīdssulfur trioxide
    sēra atrades sulfur deposits
    sēra savienojumisulfur compounds
    sēra peldessulfur baths
  2. (anatomy) earwax (waxy substance secreted by the ear)
    auss sērs — earwax
    sēra korķis — ear cork (= a lump of earwax in the ear)


Derived termsEdit


  1. ^ “sērs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7
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